Paying the piper
Islands are being swallowed by rising sea levels; unprecedented droughts are cracking open the earth; wildfires are wreaking more havoc, more often. Debate is heating up over who should be financially and legally responsible when climate change causes irreparable loss and damage.
The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage is supposed to facilitate and disseminate research and best practices by different bodies under the UNFCCC in support of developing countries that are the most vulnerable to climate change.
Photograph courtesy of Jules Bosco, USAID